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  • questions...

    ok, I'm new at this whole thing... so please bare with me...

    My 15 year old daughter has an AICD... is that the same as an ICD? I know it’s a pacemaker and a defaulter (defibrillator... darn spell check!) is it newer? Any one have any info on this?

    Julie - lilchickenbutt

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    Re: questions...

    As far as i know its the same thing - Its deffinatly automatic. Some of them have the ability to pace also - I have never heard of a defaulter?


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      Re: questions...

      It is the same thing...just a different abbreviation. Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator v. Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator.
      Daughter of Father with HCM
      Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
      Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
      ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
      Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.